SLP's Confusion
Date:1979 c.
Organisation: Socialists Against Nationalism
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

13th February 2017

Thanks to Jim Monaghan for forwarding this short document from Socialists Against Nationalism, a group formed by British & Irish Communist Organisation, the Limerick Socialists and the Socialist Party of Ireland, which takes the Socialist Labour Party to task for its approach on British withdrawal from Northern Ireland. It looks at comments from Dr. Noel Browne, which appear to have been made in 1979, and compares and contrasts them with the SLP’s platform.

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  • By: Phil Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:19:45

    [reads statement]
    [re-reads blog post]
    [light dawns]
    “It’s BICO. That would explain it.”

    I was going to ask how in merry hell one could be against nationalism and programmatically committed to organising within one particular nation and no wider, but… Forget it, Jake, it’s BICO.

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  • By: Ed Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:38:31

    In reply to Phil.

    I think Socialists Against Nationalism was a mash-up of BICO, Jim Kemmy’s supporters and a splinter-group from the Officials called the Socialist Party (not to be confused with the latter-day Millies). All three groups would have been of a similar mind when it came to (Irish) nationalism.

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